Best neighborhoods in Amsterdam

Check out the top neighborhoods in Amsterdam, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. De Wallen

1. De Wallen

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145 local reviews
De Wallen, Amsterdam
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Eva
This is the famous Red Light District. Get lost through the narrow streets of this lively neighborhood.
Hilke
Zeedijk is the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese neighborhood of Amsterdam. There are many tokos and restaurants…
Sacha
Prostitution is actually legal in many parts of Europe, but nowhere in the world is prostitution a major touri…
1. De Wallen

1. De Wallen

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145 local reviews
De Wallen, Amsterdam
Eva
Eva
This is the famous Red Light District. Get lost through the narrow streets of this lively neighborhood.
Hilke
Hilke
Zeedijk is the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese neighborhood of Amsterdam. There are many tokos and restaurants there where locals come to ea…
Sacha
Sacha
Prostitution is actually legal in many parts of Europe, but nowhere in the world is prostitution a major tourist attraction like it is here…
2. Oosterpark

2. Oosterpark

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170 local reviews
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Wouter
Beautiful park in transitional neighborhood. Lots of good food and drink opportunities on the east side of the…
jacqueline
Another lovely parque in the neighborhood. Go for a stroll or picknick.
Marlice
Nice neighborhood park.
2. Oosterpark

2. Oosterpark

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170 local reviews
Wouter
Wouter
Beautiful park in transitional neighborhood. Lots of good food and drink opportunities on the east side of the park! (Linneausstraat).
jacqueline
jacqueline
Another lovely parque in the neighborhood. Go for a stroll or picknick.
Marlice
Marlice
Nice neighborhood park.
3. Westerstraat

3. Westerstraat

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25 local reviews
Westerstraat, Amsterdam
Route
Karlijn
Good places for drinks and food in this neighborhood
Daniel
One of the most well known streets of the neighborhood the Jordaan
Zana & Richard
Besides bars and restaurants on Monday a textile market on the whole length of the Westerstraat with 170 stand…
3. Westerstraat

3. Westerstraat

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25 local reviews
Westerstraat, Amsterdam
Karlijn
Karlijn
Good places for drinks and food in this neighborhood
Daniel
Daniel
One of the most well known streets of the neighborhood the Jordaan
Zana & Richard
Zana & Richard
Besides bars and restaurants on Monday a textile market on the whole length of the Westerstraat with 170 stands, offering also general goods…
4. Winkel 43 B.V.

4. Winkel 43 B.V.

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117 local reviews
43 Noordermarkt, Amsterdam
Open now
020 623 0223
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Sabine
They have the best apple pie in town. Try to go here on Saturday, it's the best way to fully take you to the a…
carolyn
World Famous Apple Tart!!! Outdoor seating...neighborhood tradition.
Kim
They have the best apple pie in town. Try to go here on Saturday, it's the best way to fully take you to the a…
4. Winkel 43 B.V.

4. Winkel 43 B.V.

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117 local reviews
43 Noordermarkt, Amsterdam
Open now
020 623 0223
Sabine
Sabine
They have the best apple pie in town. Try to go here on Saturday, it's the best way to fully take you to the atmosphere of the Jordaan neigh…
carolyn
carolyn
World Famous Apple Tart!!! Outdoor seating...neighborhood tradition.
Kim
Kim
They have the best apple pie in town. Try to go here on Saturday, it's the best way to fully take you to the atmosphere of the Jordaan neigh…
5. Westerpark

5. Westerpark

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349 local reviews
Westerpark, Amsterdam
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Ella
Big and beautiful park with something fun for everyone! The 'old part' is nice and romantic with shades from …
Darryl
Westerpark itself. The neighborhood has the same name. Worth a walk if the sun is out!
Kim
Allkinds of nice and creative things to do, example also montly sunday-market! And lot off eating and drinking…
5. Westerpark

5. Westerpark

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349 local reviews
Westerpark, Amsterdam
Ella
Ella
Big and beautiful park with something fun for everyone! The 'old part' is nice and romantic with shades from some trees and a lovely little…
Darryl
Darryl
Westerpark itself. The neighborhood has the same name. Worth a walk if the sun is out!
Kim
Kim
Allkinds of nice and creative things to do, example also montly sunday-market! And lot off eating and drinking things..
6. Erasmuspark

6. Erasmuspark

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97 local reviews
Erasmuspark, Bos en Lommer
SublocalityPolitical
Daan
For a nice stroll in the neighborhood go to the Erasmuspark. It's small and peacefull and you can have a drink…
Julia
Take a canal boat tour! This company near the Rokin is friendly and the university neighborhood behind it is w…
Marijke
Another lovely park in the neighborhood with a lot of nearby cafes and restaurants.
6. Erasmuspark

6. Erasmuspark

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97 local reviews
Erasmuspark, Bos en Lommer
Daan
Daan
For a nice stroll in the neighborhood go to the Erasmuspark. It's small and peacefull and you can have a drink on the terrace.
Julia
Julia
Take a canal boat tour! This company near the Rokin is friendly and the university neighborhood behind it is worthwile a visit too. Café "De…
Marijke
Marijke
Another lovely park in the neighborhood with a lot of nearby cafes and restaurants.
7. Haarlemmerplein

7. Haarlemmerplein

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34 local reviews
Haarlemmerplein, Amsterdam
Route
Patrick
--- Supermarket --- Best supermarket in the neighborhood for all your food, drinks (including beer and wine)…
Heiko
Closest Tramstop. Tram 3 (every 10-15 minutes) takes you directly to Vondelpark, Museum Square, De Pijp, and t…
Joanna & MP
There is a market (half organic) here every Wednesday with delicious crepes, fresh baked bread, vegetables and…
7. Haarlemmerplein

7. Haarlemmerplein

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34 local reviews
Haarlemmerplein, Amsterdam
Patrick
Patrick
--- Supermarket --- Best supermarket in the neighborhood for all your food, drinks (including beer and wine) and everthing els you can thi…
Heiko
Heiko
Closest Tramstop. Tram 3 (every 10-15 minutes) takes you directly to Vondelpark, Museum Square, De Pijp, and the Eastern neighborhoods of Am…
Joanna & MP
Joanna & MP
There is a market (half organic) here every Wednesday with delicious crepes, fresh baked bread, vegetables and fruit, cheese, meat, fresh pa…
8. Café L'Affiche

8. Café L'Affiche

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18 local reviews
39hs Jacob van Lennepstraat, Amsterdam
Open now
020 612 1959
Establishment
sella
Small, low key neighborhood cafe with a cat and eggs on the bar. Go here if you're fed up with all the Amsterd…
Karin
Very local neighborhood brown cafe
Luca And Aldo
Nice bar around the corner
8. Café L'Affiche

8. Café L'Affiche

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18 local reviews
39hs Jacob van Lennepstraat, Amsterdam
Open now
020 612 1959
sella
sella
Small, low key neighborhood cafe with a cat and eggs on the bar. Go here if you're fed up with all the Amsterdam hipsters.
Karin
Karin
Very local neighborhood brown cafe
Luca And Aldo
Luca And Aldo
Nice bar around the corner
9. Gerard Douplein

9. Gerard Douplein

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51 local reviews
Gerard Douplein, Amsterdam
Route
Ricky
In this neighborhood you can find a lot of nice bars which are not as touristic as the bars at the Leidseplein…
Jelle
In the neighborhood "De Pijp" you can find lots of little bars and terraces. Go to the Gerard Douplein and yo…
Angie
Very busy little square with many pubs around, mostly locals - perfect for ending a day in town or after visit…
9. Gerard Douplein

9. Gerard Douplein

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51 local reviews
Gerard Douplein, Amsterdam
Ricky
Ricky
In this neighborhood you can find a lot of nice bars which are not as touristic as the bars at the Leidseplein.
Jelle
Jelle
In the neighborhood "De Pijp" you can find lots of little bars and terraces. Go to the Gerard Douplein and you will easily find them. I can…
Angie
Angie
Very busy little square with many pubs around, mostly locals - perfect for ending a day in town or after visiting the Albert Cuyp market
10. Het Badhuis B.V.

10. Het Badhuis B.V.

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48 local reviews
21 Javaplein, Amsterdam
Open now
020 665 1226
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Tim
Easy going bar in the heart of the neighborhood in a former bathing house.
Guido
Central terrace café to check out the neighborhood
Claire
Good bar in an old bathhouse. If the weather is good the all the locals flock to the large terrace
10. Het Badhuis B.V.

10. Het Badhuis B.V.

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48 local reviews
21 Javaplein, Amsterdam
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020 665 1226
Tim
Tim
Easy going bar in the heart of the neighborhood in a former bathing house.
Guido
Guido
Central terrace café to check out the neighborhood
Claire
Claire
Good bar in an old bathhouse. If the weather is good the all the locals flock to the large terrace
11. Sarphatipark

11. Sarphatipark

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180 local reviews
Sarphatipark, Amsterdam
020 624 1111
Establishment
Obrad
Nice and quiet public urban park - oasis of green in the middle of the dense Pijp neighborhood. It has a plea…
Joana
The neighborhood's park has an excellent vibe during sunny days and is the place to go on King's day on the 27…
Irene
A beautiful city park in the middle of the neighborhood! It is located just around the corner
11. Sarphatipark

11. Sarphatipark

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180 local reviews
Sarphatipark, Amsterdam
020 624 1111
Obrad
Obrad
Nice and quiet public urban park - oasis of green in the middle of the dense Pijp neighborhood. It has a pleasant intimate design with sitt…
Joana
Joana
The neighborhood's park has an excellent vibe during sunny days and is the place to go on King's day on the 27th of April.
Irene
Irene
A beautiful city park in the middle of the neighborhood! It is located just around the corner
12. Kanis en Meiland

12. Kanis en Meiland

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24 local reviews
127 Levantkade, Amsterdam
Open now
020 418 2439
Establishment
Marike
If you want to have a simple meal for a reasonable price this is a nice place in the neighborhood. Has a nice …
Igor
Neighborhood bar with meals on waterfront terrace.
Marnix
Nice neighborhood cafe that serves simple but nice food as well. Mostly visited by locals, among them many 'bo…
12. Kanis en Meiland

12. Kanis en Meiland

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24 local reviews
127 Levantkade, Amsterdam
Open now
020 418 2439
Marike
Marike
If you want to have a simple meal for a reasonable price this is a nice place in the neighborhood. Has a nice terrace in the summer with goo…
Igor
Igor
Neighborhood bar with meals on waterfront terrace.
Marnix
Marnix
Nice neighborhood cafe that serves simple but nice food as well. Mostly visited by locals, among them many 'boat people'. Relaxed atmosphere…